Dann won’t sign new deal at Palace

 

 Scott Dann has an uncertain future at Crystal Palace as he’s out of contract this summer and has spent the bulk of the season on the periphery. The 32-year-old finds himself behind Gary Cahill, James Tomkins, Jairo Riedewald and Mamadou Sakho within the hierarchy and appears unlikely to sign a replacement deal as a result.

Scott Dann has an uncertain future at Crystal Palace as he’s out of contract this summer and has spent the bulk of the season on the periphery. The 32-year-old finds himself behind Gary Cahill, James Tomkins, Jairo Riedewald and Mamadou Sakho within the hierarchy and appears unlikely to sign a replacement deal as a result.

Dann has made only six appearances altogether competitions this season, the last of which came in Palace’s 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion (December 16). the previous England u21 international has been an unused substitute on 10 occasions and was overlooked of the matchday squad eight times. The writing has been on the wall for a few time too.

Dann was a daily for Palace upon his arrival from Blackburn Rovers, making 83 appearances in his first two-and-a-half seasons at Selhurst Park, but he’s managed only 55 within the last three-and-a-half campaigns. Injuries have hamper his playing time and made the Eagles to sign replacements. Now Dann has been pushed out of the starting eleven.

While an excellent servant for Palace, offering him a replacement deal makes little sense if he’s only fourth-choice in defence.

 

Source : sportslens.com